June/July 2015 issue no. 252
On Sale: May 26, 2015
Subscribers should receive this issue by May 18th.
On the Cover:
Zero energy and neighborhood friendly
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|BUILD YOUR OWN BATHROOM VANITY
This traditional design is easily achieved with straightforward building materials and common power tools
Web Extra: Step-by-step Slide Show: 33 additional photos to help you with the build.
|BUILT ON THE PAST, DESIGNED FOR THE FUTURE
A new home embraces zero-energy living while respecting its historic neighbors
|DON'T BE AFRAID TO SPRAY
The basic setup, operation, and maintenance of this versatile, labor-saving tool is a lot easier than you think
|ARE DRAINABLE HOUSEWRAPS ENOUGH?
They’re a good start, but keeping your house dry and free of rot may require more than just drainage
|A HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO DECK PERMITS
A building inspector explains the bureaucracy that gets you from plans to permits
|SIMPLE SHADE STRUCTURE TAMES THE SUN
Create a handsome pergola with rough-sawn cedar and readily available hardware
|FOUR STEPS TO FLASH A DORMER
This leak-free approach begins with an impenetrable corner detail
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|HOW IT WORKS
Ground-source heat pumps
|TIPS & TECHNIQUES
A Deck with Skirtboards
Fine-Tuned Scissor Lift
Protect Your Outside Air Conditioner
Water for Cutting Stone
Protecting Stairs During Drywall Installation
Problem-Free Diagonal-Tile Spacing
Free Paint—Color TBD
|TOOLS & MATERIALS
SawStop Jobsite Tablesaw
Bosch REAXX Tablesaw
Simpson Strong-Tie DTT1Z Deck Tension Tie
Snap Power's Guidelight
FLIR TG165 Spot Thermometer
Veritas Drywall Nuts
|WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Demolition Tools: Pry Bars and Nail Pullers
Project Gallery: View or post your own projects here
Running pipes through joists
Draining a basement clothes washer
When is an 18v battery a 20v battery?
Insulating a wall in an old house
Creating a Sealed Crawlspace
Steve Thomas: Navigator
Web Extra: Extended interview